FCC Shouldn't Regulate Privacy Protections: Cellular Carriers

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The wireless industry told the Federal Communications Commission on Friday that the regulator lacked the statutory authority to impose new rules on the collection and use of personal information from customers' mobile devices.

Industry trade group the CTIA told the FCC that carriers only collect the data so they can diagnose technical issues with the service networks, and that limiting their ability to do so could harm the quality of service they provide to customers.

Going further, the wireless carriers said Section 222 of the Communications...
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